Cheesy Broccoli Rice Bake

cheesy broccoli rice bake Side Dish
Cheesy Broccoli Rice Bake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 8

Got lots of cooking coming up this week? Get ahead in the kitchen with an oven full of flavor. Our no-stress, fuss-free Cheesy Broccoli Rice Bake is a great side dish to any meal you make, and can easily be made ahead of time. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 7, 2020


cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
cups water
tablespoon butter or margarine
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
loaf (16 oz. box) VELVEETA™ Original Cheese, cut into cubes
can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
cup milk
teaspoon pepper, if desired
cups fresh broccoli florets (1/2 inch)
cup fine soft bread crumbs (about 1 1/2 slices bread)
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in cheese, soup, milk and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.
  • 3
    Stir in broccoli and rice. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon melted butter; sprinkle over rice mixture.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until light brown on top and bubbly around edges.

Expert Tips

  • Try this super recipe as a side dish with your favorite vegetarian burgers.
  • Lighter Cheesy Broccoli-Rice Bake: For 9 grams of fat and 275 calories per serving, omit 1 tablespoon butter for cooking onion; spray skillet with cooking spray. Use reduced-fat prepared cheese product loaf, condensed 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup and fat-free (skim) milk.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
Trans Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • For those times when you need more than just a baked potato to serve alongside your pork chops or roasted chicken, this cheesey broccoli-rice casserole really completes the meal. What’s not to like about cheese, rice and broccoli? Even better, this easy casserole is ready in under an hour. Want more single-pan sides? Betty’s got you covered with our extensive collection of casserole and pot pie recipes.
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